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Mental ill health

The publications in this section give information to help you start or continue gardening when you have a disability including emotional well-being. The leaflets provide tips for general easier gardening and to boost your mood.

Have a look through our list of publications but if you can't find what you need, try visiting Thrive's website Carry On Gardening

Carry on Gardening has a wealth of information about gardening when you have a disability and advice on gardening with one hand, with no bending, with a weak grip, sitting down and from a wheelchair, after a stroke and with heart disease, and with sight loss.

If you still can't find the information you need, please contact Thrive by email or call on 0118 988 5688. We'll be pleased to hear from you and happy to help.

This 38 page A4 full-colour paperback style book is a practical guide to setting up a gardening club for young people who have mental health issues.

Gardening: The Feel Good Factor
Have you ever thought that gardening could change the way you feel? This free leaflet will help you use gardening to boost your mood, to beat the 'blues' and to relieve mild depression.

Growing 4 Life
Gardening 4 Life is a practical guide to setting up a community gardening project for people affected by mental ill health and is available as a free download here.

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